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I feel like for a while, every new Weezer album came with a statement along the lines of "it sounds more like Pinkerton," and in no way did any of their post-90s albums sound ANYTHING like Pinkerton.
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July 13, 2016 on Pixies’ New Bassist Sings A Song About Kim Deal On New LP
When are these celebs going to learn what makes/made things like YouTube and Napster great is the anything-goes content free-for-all. As soon as you start bringing in record company participation and try to make things "artist friendly," you end up with something like Vevo--corporate ad-filled crap that nobody wants or cares about. I don't claim to have a solution that pleases everybody, but making things MORE regulated and corporate is not the way to do it.
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June 15, 2016 on Trent Reznor: YouTube Was “Built On The Backs Of Free, Stolen Content”
We don't just need gun control. We need to repeal the second amendment.
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June 11, 2016 on The Voice Singer Christina Grimmie Fatally Shot At Her Concert
Man they sure talk some shit about Sainthood, but I think it's one of their best. It's so weird and idiosyncratic (I guess that's what some people don't like about it?).
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June 10, 2016 on Q&A: Tegan And Sara Chart Their Evolution In 11 Songs, From “Superstar” To Superstars
No kidding. I have to open iTunes to listen to that one, and I should never have to do that ever.
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June 8, 2016 on Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool Coming To Spotify Next Week, In Rainbows Available Now
The same exact thing happened to me.
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May 19, 2016 on 7 Dead ’90s Music Formats
Yeah, that confused me too.
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May 19, 2016 on 7 Dead ’90s Music Formats
Anyone notice how "Steal My Sunshine" is basically just "Hangin' Around" by Counting Crows?
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May 19, 2016 on Behind The Music: “Steal My Sunshine”
This was a great article. I remember at the time thinking it was cool that a country megastar was finally branching out and doing something I could wrap my head around. Then I saw him on SNL and realized how ridiculous it was.
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May 17, 2016 on Party Off, Garth: The Short Life And Long Death Of Chris Gaines
I'm right there with you. I watched with horror as my music-loving friends with good taste freaked out about seeing Garth last year. It's a mystery.
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May 17, 2016 on Party Off, Garth: The Short Life And Long Death Of Chris Gaines
Yeah, I always thought The Cure's cover of "World In My Eyes" was pretty good too.
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May 17, 2016 on Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums
This is great. You might as well have just said, "We're going to write articles just for letsplaytwister all week."
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May 16, 2016 on It’s Weird ’90s Week
The bands I was into the most in 10th grade (1997-1998): The Cure, They Might Be Giants, Nirvana, and Squirrel Nut Zippers. It was a different time indeed. (I still have a soft spot for SNZ.)
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May 16, 2016 on Let’s All Remember The Late-’90s Swing Revival
I'm going to LA to see them in a couple weeks as well as seeing them here in the Portland area and I am now even more stoked.
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May 11, 2016 on Watch The Cure Debut Two Songs At NOLA Tour Opener
Not all the way through my first listen yet, but it feels very In Rainbows-y to me--warm, rich, inviting. The songs are great too. This is indeed better than I was expecting after the disappointment of King of Limbs. I'm pleased.
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May 8, 2016 on Comment Party: Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Sorry guys but Beyonce? More like SNOOZE-once.
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April 25, 2016 on A Queen Bleeds: Beyoncé’s Transcending Emotion On Lemonade
It was. The year's best album was called Funeral after all!
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April 25, 2016 on Prince Lands #1 And #2 Albums In Less Than Half A Day
TMZ is saying it's Prince himself. Ugh.
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April 21, 2016 on Police Investigating Death At Prince’s Paisley Park Studio
Is it ok if I like Ryan Adams' version of 1989 more than yours? Those are some good songs though!
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April 19, 2016 on Watch Taylor Swift Answer 73 Questions
Wow. I was expecting some ironic ballad version or something, but that was note-perfect. Awesome as hell!
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April 15, 2016 on Watch Father John Misty Cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” In Chicago
Brad Wilk's drumming is one of the things that made this band great too. He's probably the best drummer I've recorded and worked with, and a sweet super nice guy to boot. The guy plays with so much power. Like, Dave Grohl levels of power. It was fun as hell.
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April 15, 2016 on Evil Empire Turns 20
I think he likes to play the crowdpleasers. I mean, the reaction he gets from playing and singing the first line to "Hey Jude" has got to make playing that one for the millionth time worth it. From what I understand though, he does vary his sets a bit, and he's always playing stuff he hasn't played live before. He played "A Day In The Life" for the first time just a few years ago, a song which was never intended to be played live. That had to be a challenge to pull off, so it's cool he's still trying "new" things in his 70s.
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April 14, 2016 on Paul McCartney Played “A Hard Day’s Night” Solo For The First Time Ever Last Night
Yeah this kicks ass. Boyfriend is ok, but this is where it's at.
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April 8, 2016 on Tegan And Sara – “U-turn”
Very cool. I love that guy's voice so much. Interestingly arranged cover too.
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March 30, 2016 on Watch Michael Stipe Sing David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” On The Tonight Show
Was every great rock musician born in or around 1946 given an implant to die when they turn 70 or something? Ugh.
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March 11, 2016 on R.I.P. Keith Emerson
Yeah I thought the headline was a bit of a low blow myself. I mean, I can see the similarity in what they do, but still. Also, I've worked with Marina and she was a lovely human being. (Same with Charli for that matter.)
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March 11, 2016 on Charli XCX Responds To Complaint From Poor Man’s Charli XCX Marina & The Diamonds